Circus in the Circus

Circus in the Circus (Czech: Cirkus v cirkuse; Russian: Соло для слона с орекстром) is a Czechoslovak-Soviet comedy film directed by Oldřich Lipský and released in 1976.[1] The story takes place in the Big State Circus in Moscow where two international groups arrive simultaneously: a jury searching for outstanding numbers for the World Circus festival and a delegation of animal language scientists. The film was selected as the Czechoslovakian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2] All circus acts were performed by Moscow and Zaporizhia circus troupes.

Circus in the Circus
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Film poster
Directed byOldřich Lipský
Written byOldřich Lipský
Yakov Kostyukovskiy
Miloš Macourek
Moris Slobodskoy
StarringEvgeni Leonov
CinematographyJaroslav Kučera
Release date
  • February 1976 (1976-02)
Running time
131 minutes
Soviet Union


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cirkus v cirkuse". Czech Film Database. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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